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Joe Burke




Executive summary


Joe Burke is Principal, Diligence, for the Transaction Services practice. Burke has participated in hundreds of financial and accounting due diligence projects including stand-alone acquisitions, corporate carve-outs, add-on transactions and joint ventures with transaction sizes ranging from less than $10 million to over $10 billion.  He has experience leading buy-side and sell-side due diligence projects in a variety of industries including government contracting, aerospace and defense, telecommunication services, life sciences, healthcare, business services and for-profit education.

Prior to joining Grant Thornton in 2018, Burke previously held positions in the assurance and business advisory for Arthur Andersen, EY and a global accounting firm as well as operational experience Jordan Industries, Ameritech/SBC and Focal Communications.

Joe has over 25 years leading transformational international and domestic diligence projects for companies nationwide, bringing to bear technical accounting, valuation, IT, operational and integration resources.



Professional qualifications and memberships

  • CPA – Illinois and Virginia
  • Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce – Executive Committee



  • BS in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame
  • MBA in Strategy and Finance from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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